Curriculum

Ark Globe Academy Sixth Form offers Level three qualifications as either A Levels or Professional Pathways with a BTEC Extended Diploma.

All sixth form students are full time, and are working towards Level 3 qualifications that will enable them to progress either to Higher Education, higher level apprenticeships (including degree apprenticeships) or school leaver training programmes with larger employers.

If required, students are being supported to achieve a Level 4 in GCSE English or Maths alongside their core Level 3 study programme.

Our students are offered a wide range of non-qualification activity to support their progression – all students have a personal tutor, have timetabled enrichment, work readiness and assemblies, and will have a work experience placement in Year 12.

Pathways at Ark Globe Sixth Form 

5 or more GCSEs at grade 5-9 including English and Maths fewer than 5 GCSEs grade 4 or below
A Levels – chosen carefully to reflect interest, university and career. Please see entrance requirements for specific A levels.  Options available at local colleges. Support and guidance available.  

For Maths, Physics and Computing, Level 7 is required at GCSE. For Chemistry and Biology, Level 6 is required with a Level 5 in English and a Level 6 in Maths. In Economics, a Level 6 is required in Maths. 

Courses Offered 

A Levels: Maths, Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Psychology, Sociology, History, Economics, English Literature, Computing, Media Studies, Government and Politics. 

Professional Pathway: Available in Business. Please see the document below for more information regarding this option. 

Professional Pathways

Report on how we meet 16 to 19 study programme requirements 

  Planned hours – qualification hours Planned hours non- contact time
A Level 190 190
A Level 190 190
A Level 190 190
Work Experience 40  
Preparation for Higher Education (HE) 76  
Pastoral Support 125  
Total 811 570
  Planned hours – qualification hours Planned hours non- contact time
BTEC 570 570
Work Experience 40  
Preparation for Higher Education (HE) 76  
Pastoral Support 125  
Total 811 570